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districts across the country. the coalition that elected president obama this year more than ever this democratic coalition is bunched into the metropolitan areas. the statistics that jumps out at me is this. in 1988 when michael dukakis got flattened in the presidential race he won over 800 counties nationally. this year getting re-elected by 5 million votes, barack obama won only 690 counties. the democrat vote is so tightly bunched into these areas, you have these wide swaths of district after district after district that do not look like the rest of america, that are not evolving like the rest of america but they're electing conservative republicans whose only fear is not being conservative enough in a primary in a district like that. >> ari, to nia-malika's point earlier, frank luntz talks about presentation and language, but it's about policy, isn't it? if you have got a presidential candidate who recommends self-deportation, if your favored television network insults asians, african-americans routinely, what do you expect immigrants to think of your party? >> i think that's
years ago, i will say in the air and certainly in temperatures of temperature, but certainly the obama administration that hopes maybe coming out of some of the celebration still in the air here they'll start or try to bring the country together. you mentioned that vice-president biden will be going first, in just a few moments, justice sonia sotomayor will swear him in and he and the president will be at arlington national cemetery laying a wreath at the tomb of unknown and in the blue room hine me on the aren't side because the constitution says he needs to be sworn in on january 20th and the ceremonial stuff will happen on the capitol west front tomorrow. some of the celebration started yesterday, a children's inaugural ball the first lady went to along with dr. jill biden and trying to get folks involved this and also the president and first lady participating in a day of service, they participated in a project here, service project here in washington d.c. and they had a lot of cabinet members, the vice-president and others doing that as well and when the president had a chance to
] indeed. are you in good hands? >>> while much of the discussion last year over president obama's health care law focused on the individual mandate, less attention was given to the employer mandate and how it affects small businesses and low wage workers? some wendy's and taco bell franchises are now cutting back workers' hours in order to avoid having to provide health coverage. a requirement of the health care law that goes into effect next year. the law will require businesses with more than 50 full-time employees to offer health care or pay a $2,000 fine for not doing so. >> the parent company for olive garden and red lobster has also begun hiring more part-time workers, according to the "new york times". restaurants and hotels are among the industries likely to be squeezed the hardest by the law because they are low-wage industries that do not offer coverage to most of their workers. however, a study by the urban institute said complaints of many business owners were unfounded. while businesses with 100 to 1,000 employees may see cost increases, large businesses were unlikely to be
scene. >>> an embarrassing for president obama's jobs council. it has been one year since it held an official meeting. the council will expire at the end of the month unless the president extends it. no comments from the white house on why the council hasn't met in so long. >>> manti te'o staying silent about the dead girlfriend hoax. he cruised by the cameras at the training facility in florida. notre dame says it learned it was a hoax december 6. two days later he was still talking about her death. meantime an unedited transcript of an interview he did shows te'o having a hard time answering simple questions like how they met. multiple reports identify the fake girlfriend as a 23-year-old marketing coordinator from california. >>brian: there is something sweeping the headlining. you know what tebowing is? this is called te'o-ing. >>brian: this other guy took a picture of him looking at an empty shower and says look at my girlfriend naked in the shower. >>gretchen: if it wasn't so sad, it would all be hysterical. >>brian: i don't know how sad it is. she's not dead because she nev
do in the opposition party. >> oh, okay. >> in congress. this is going back for the last many years. >> yeah. >> all the republicans in the senate voted for increases when bush was in office. they vote against it when obama is in office. and vice versa. the problem or challenges now is the house where republicans don't want to vote for it and we need them, you know, it is sort of a luxury you have when the opposition controls the house. you can vote against it and have a nice little sort of moral standing there but the business of the country goes on. we are in a situation where if the house gop doesn't do something, then we have a real problem. >> yeah. the difference there just to be clear to everybody, it's not just that the opposition party has traditionally voted as a matter of protest against raising the debt ceiling. the norm changed is that house republicans demanded specific concessions in exchange for raising the debt ceiling, not just casting symbolic votes but saying we want trillions of dollars in cut, billions of dollars in cuts. that's new, using the debt ceiling as a
our particular feelings are. here's another question that we should be asking ourselves now. 40 years from now, historians will be looking back on our time. or 60 years from now. and what will they say about how we responded to this? it's not just about president obama. it's about all of us. >> or how we didn't respond to it. >> we're all on a dock here. and i think that's the question that we have to ask ourselves. and it has to be asked across the political and the cultural spectrum including the people who feel that they have a right to own an assault weapon and the people in their community who feel that they don't have a right to. there has to be this dialogue across the country in small western communities, in the south and in the big cities as well. as reverend al knows, there's no greater carnage from guns than in the inner cities of america. >> absolutely. >> 506 homicides last year in chicago, most of them in the inner city. >> i've just been reading about -- you all remember nickel mines, the shooting there, which was actually a handgun. it highlights -- and that was, i don
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